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Upgrade SQL Server 2012 from 2008 R2


Upgrade SQL Server 2012 from 2008 R2

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Welsh Corgi
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I have a new Server with Windows Server 2012 installed.

I'm going to install SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition.

I have some SQL Server 2008 R2 Databases which I want upgrade to 2012.

Can I upgrade without installing 2008 R2 on the new Server?

If I take the backup and perform a restore what else do I need to do to in addition to setting the compatibility mode?

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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just restore the 2008 R2 database to the 2012 instance and the database engine will upgrade the database for you.

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Perry Whittle (8/30/2013)
just restore the 2008 R2 database to the 2012 instance and the database engine will upgrade the database for you.


Thanks.

That is what I did when I upgraded database to 2005 & 2008.

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Perry Whittle (8/30/2013)
just restore the 2008 R2 database to the 2012 instance and the database engine will upgrade the database for you.


Hi Perry

a quick doubt

Can we use Export import tool to do this job
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You could, but why would you want to? Restoring a backup's going to be faster and less work.

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GilaMonster (8/30/2013)
You could, but why would you want to? Restoring a backup's going to be faster and less work.


Just want to know....

thanks

i am still a Rookie Hehe
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Perry Whittle (8/30/2013)
just restore the 2008 R2 database to the 2012 instance and the database engine will upgrade the database for you.

In case it gets necessary: You can't restore a 2012 database back to 2008 even if you don't change the compatibility level.
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Perry Whittle (8/30/2013)
just restore the 2008 R2 database to the 2012 instance and the database engine will upgrade the database for you.

In case it gets necessary: You can't restore a 2012 database back to 2008 even if you don't change the compatibility level.

No!!!
Really!!!

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Why the sarcasm? I learned this myself the hard way once. Hopefully others can avoid it.
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Good to know, because I almost did that. (See, some of us are still noobs making admittedly dumb mistakes...)
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